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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1170 on: June 21, 2021, 08:25:43 PM »
But Strummer did appear on the programme once didn't he?..................

'Just The One'?

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1171 on: June 21, 2021, 08:28:38 PM »
'Just The One'?

hmmm might have pm you to check then.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1172 on: June 21, 2021, 08:54:11 PM »
Wasn't Strummer on that fuckawful Keith Allen and Black Grape song 'England's Irie'? If not that it'll be something to do with Keith fucking Allen, won't it? He was in the crowd for Vindaloo maybe. I sincerely doubt Goblin In The Office got high enough in the charts to merit a TOTP appearance.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1173 on: June 21, 2021, 09:01:27 PM »
Being a fan of the 'Grape at the time, I quite liked it.  I'd never heard of Allen at that point and just assumed he was a particularly irritating band member.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1174 on: June 21, 2021, 10:15:17 PM »
Wasn't Strummer on that fuckawful Keith Allen and Black Grape song 'England's Irie'? If not that it'll be something to do with Keith fucking Allen, won't it? He was in the crowd for Vindaloo maybe. I sincerely doubt Goblin In The Office got high enough in the charts to merit a TOTP appearance.

Yeah that’s it.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1175 on: June 22, 2021, 06:48:12 PM »
If I have it right, Strummer and the Sex Pistols made their studio debuts on the same episode of TOTP.

Gina G presented.

See, that's what we have to look forwards to in the mid-90s.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1176 on: June 22, 2021, 07:41:17 PM »
If I have it right, Strummer and the Sex Pistols made their studio debuts on the same episode of TOTP.

Gina G presented.

See, that's what we have to look forwards to in the mid-90s.

CANNOT WAIT

Unfortunately we'll never see it because Mike Smith was in the studio that night and there's a fleeting shot of his foot.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1177 on: June 26, 2021, 08:43:17 AM »
14 March 1991: Presenter: Simon Mayo & Lenny Henry

(18) | CHESNEY HAWKES – The One And Only
(19) | REM – Losing My Religion (video)
(14) | RIDE – Unfamiliar
(22) | THE BEE GEES – Secret Love (video)
(24) | QUEEN – I’m Going Slightly Mad (video)
(13) | MASSIVE – Unfinished Sympathy 
(20) | ROD STEWART – Rhythm Of My Heart (video)
(25) | HAPPY MONDAYS – Loose Fit



( 1 ) | THE CLASH – Should I Stay Or Should I Go (video)
(23) | JESUS JONES – Who? Where? Why? (+ credits)

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1178 on: June 26, 2021, 09:43:25 AM »
OMG it's MC Kinky on the Bongos!


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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1179 on: June 26, 2021, 10:06:36 AM »
So Garry Newby is 6' 11/2" tall. That's a funny way if saying 6' 5.5"

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1180 on: June 26, 2021, 11:16:59 AM »
Having stood near to Mr Newby, I think it's supposed to mean he's about six foot one (and a half) inches.

I do like 'Native Place' so it's nice to see it got a good review, as little as it did for the Railway Children's career.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1181 on: June 26, 2021, 09:24:17 PM »
21 March 1991: Presenter: Anthea Turner (Live)

(27) | JESUS LOVES YOU – Bow Down Mister
(13) | SIMPLE MINDS – Let There Be Love (video)
(20) | BANDERAS – This Is Your Life   
( 8 ) | QUARTZ introducing DINA CARROLL – It’s Too Late
( 7 ) | PET SHOP BOYS – Where The Streets Have No Name (video)
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(29) | DEFINITION OF SOUND – Wear Your Love Like Heaven (video)
(32) | SCRITTI POLITTI feat. SHABBA RANKS – She’s A Woman (video)
(34) | JANE’S ADDICTION – Been Caught Stealing (video)
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(23) | FEARGAL SHARKEY – I’ve Got News For You   
( 4 ) | ROXETTE – Joyride
( 1 ) | HALE & PACE & THE STONKERS – The Stonk



(26) | MEGADETH – Hangar 18 (video and credits)

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1182 on: June 26, 2021, 11:47:26 PM »
Had no idea Been Caught Stealing was that old, thought it was about 10 years younger.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1183 on: June 26, 2021, 11:52:55 PM »
I have a suspicion that I have heard that Pet Shop Boys track before, but that my brain has tried to erase the memory.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1184 on: June 27, 2021, 10:39:02 AM »
I always thought Been Caught Stealing was a few years earlier, late 80s, I.e. just before I was getting into music.

Hadn’t realise/forgotten Definition Of Sound charted too.
I still play that track to this day while out running.

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1185 on: June 27, 2021, 01:31:31 PM »
I have a suspicion that I have heard that Pet Shop Boys track before, but that my brain has tried to erase the memory.
The U2 cover part is a bit of nothing, but I think the change over to 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' is really well done.

I remember seeing the video for 'The Stonk' that had various comedy types in it - the Mary Whitehouse Experience appear for a brief moment, all doing stupid dances or whatever, except for Robert Newman, who understandably hides his face behind his hands.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1186 on: June 28, 2021, 10:01:06 AM »
14 March 1991: Presenter: Simon Mayo & Lenny Henry

(18) | CHESNEY HAWKES – The One And Only

The anachronistic rock guitars, the bombastic chorus, the overwhelming turgidity of the whole thing... was this the first Britpop single? (no) (or was it?) (   no   )

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(25) | HAPPY MONDAYS – Loose Fit

Another supremely confident performance from the Mondays with a real natural panache. Rowetta looks amazing but I noticed Bez is a bit more backgrounded. Sadly that's it for them, though, the big hits are over. Roll on Black Grape.


21 March 1991: Presenter: Anthea 'That's just noise' Turner (Live)

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(27) | JESUS LOVES YOU – Bow Down Mister

Cute song and a nice performance, proving that KLF didn't have a monopoly on robed ensemble pieces. 

OMG it's MC Kinky on the Bongos!

And Wayne Hussey on guitar (or was it?) (   no   )

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(20) | BANDERAS – This Is Your Life   

Another vaguely-remembered mid-tier hit trawled from the unfathomable depths of Pops history. Was it just me expecting an alien Xenomorph to start sniffing the singer's face?

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( 7 ) | PET SHOP BOYS – Where The Streets Have No Name (video)

Is it arch, or just rubbish? It's just rubbish or is it? (  yes  )

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1187 on: July 02, 2021, 03:45:24 PM »
Ride arguably at their peak there - such a great EP.

Singer Mark Gardner is using one of Paul Weller's Rickenbackers which I have misremembered since 1991 as a different Paul Weller Rickenbacker.

(I remember it so clearly as another guitar that I'm considering it some time travel trickery.)

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1188 on: July 02, 2021, 06:05:26 PM »
Counterfactual:

Chesney Hawkes has his mole removed, and changes his hair conditioning regime. More hits?


Loved to shot on this of the other guitarist clearly not knowing the words, but having a bash at backing vocals anyway.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1189 on: July 02, 2021, 08:40:17 PM »
Another vaguely-remembered mid-tier hit trawled from the unfathomable depths of Pops history. Was it just me expecting an alien Xenomorph to start sniffing the singer's face?

Always loved that song, one of my favourites. Good album too. And then they were gone.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1190 on: July 02, 2021, 08:43:06 PM »
I might be pilloried here but how fucking great was that Gary Clail tune? I remember it really well, I'd just forgotten about it for 30 years.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1191 on: July 02, 2021, 09:02:49 PM »
It's a quality banger - I love that Shamen-style gated "erng-erng-erng" sound!

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1192 on: July 02, 2021, 09:03:24 PM »
Is this Jive Bunny thing a school play?

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1193 on: July 02, 2021, 09:03:33 PM »
I might be pilloried here but how fucking great was that Gary Clail tune? I remember it really well, I'd just forgotten about it for 30 years.

Don't want to open a big argument about the merits of list threads, but Head Gardner posting Emotional Hooligan in one and me checking it out just on the artwork is something I'm quite grateful for, it's an excellent album.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1194 on: July 02, 2021, 09:11:36 PM »
That's her out of Republica in N-Joi isn't it?

Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1195 on: July 02, 2021, 09:44:12 PM »
Ride arguably at their peak there - such a great EP.
It's a close call - but I'd go for their next single, which on the 12" had the brilliant ten minute instrumental noise-fest 'Grasshopper' as the b-side, which I've always thought was the best thing they ever put onto tape.

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1196 on: July 02, 2021, 10:12:54 PM »
Don't want to open a big argument about the merits of list threads, but Head Gardner posting Emotional Hooligan in one and me checking it out just on the artwork is something I'm quite grateful for, it's an excellent album.

The single by the same name is terrible though, is the rest of the album any better?

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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1197 on: July 02, 2021, 10:21:45 PM »
The single by the same name is terrible though, is the rest of the album any better?

I think it's an alright lp.

Although I always thought he was more of a marmite artist than a 'hit or miss' artist, if that makes sense. Or perhaps I remember it being a good record but not actually remembering individual tracks.


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Re: Top of the Pops on BBC Four - Thread Three
« Reply #1199 on: July 02, 2021, 10:45:59 PM »
Think I'm a couple of episodes behind. The Stonk genuinely annoys me.

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